Research interests

Professor Ali Wardak’s main research interests focus on comparative crime and justice, criminological theory and the relationships between state and non-state justice systems.

From 2006 to 2008, Professor Wardak worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kabul, and co-authored the 2007 Afghanistan Human Development Report where a ‘hybrid model’ for post-Taliban justice system in Afghanistan is proposed. 

Professor Wardak has collaborated closely with Professor John Braithwaite on Peacebuilding Compared research project that focuses on a study of ‘what works in peace building’ and on the causes of conflicts in 48 countries around the world Peace Building Compared. 

He is a Vice President of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, and has been an invited speaker to major conferences/forums in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States.

Research output

  1. ‘Will Peace Return to Afghanistan? If Yes, How? If Not, Why Not?’

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

  2. Afghanistan: stuttering peace process leaves out millions displaced by 40 years of war

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  3. War, Crime, Justice and Social Order in Afghanistan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

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  1. THE Awards 2018 (nominated)

    Prize: National/international honour

  2. The Radzinowicz Memorial Prize 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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